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SUMNER COUNTY KANSAS
THE WHEAT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
To succeed with our mission, we provide assistance to new and existing businesses, as well as local cities and community development projects.
To grow communities of Sumner County through business activity with innovative economic development programs.
EXPLORE OUR TOWNS
Retention and expansion of existing businesses
Recruitment of businesses to locate within Sumner County and its communities
Provide entrepreneurs/business startups access to assistance with business plan writing, marketing and financial resources etc.
Assist with available sites and buildings
Assist new and existing businesses with local, state, and federal programs and incentives
Provide resources and act as a liaison for our businesses and communities with service providers and partner agencies
Provide support to Sumner County Communities in community development issues and needs
Assist businesses with their workforce needs including offering training classes when grant funds are available
The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at the Sumner County Economic Development Commission office
215 S. Washington Wellington, Kansas.
January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023
June 13, 2023
July 18, 2023
August 8, 2023
September 12, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 12, 2023
WHERE WE ARE
Sumner County is located in south-central Kansas (Central Time Zone) twenty-three miles south of Wichita and abutting the Oklahoma border. Sumner County is part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. The County encompasses 1,185 square miles and the population in 2010 was 24,132. The County seat is the City of Wellington with a population of 8,172 (2010). The County is home to eleven incorporated communities, they are Argonia, Belle Plaine, Caldwell, Conway Springs, Gueda Springs, Hunnewell, Mayfield, Milan, Oxford, South Haven, and Wellington. A portion of the City of Mulvane also lies in Sumner County. There are a number of smaller communities located within the county that are not incorporated.
Sumner County Businesses
To access business listings serving the communities of Sumner County, please use Chamber Information Center or Yellowbook.
“After 25 years of being in business I have never been hit so hard with the effects of Covid 19. Thanks to the diligent help of our local Sumner County Economic Development office, I was able to keep my doors open and continue the business I have worked so hard to build and love.”
— Susan Doherty
Susan's Portrait Designs
MEET OUR COMMUNITIES